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Anthologies (non-poetry)

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Scotland: Her Story The Nation's History by the Women Who Lived It

Scotland: Her Story The Nation's History by the Women Who Lived It

Author: Rosemary Goring Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Scotland's history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe medieval Queen Margaret to today's first minister Nicola Sturgeon, it encompasses women from all stations of class and fame and notoriety, offering a tantalising view of what happened to them, and how they felt. Drawing on court and kirk records, exchequer rolls and treasurer's accounts, diaries and memoirs, chap books and newspapers, government reports and eye-witness statements, Scotland: Her Story brings to life the half of history that has for too long been hidden or ignored. Features material by from a hugely diverse range of authors, including: Princess Matilda * St Margaret * Margaret Tudor * Mary, Queen of Scots * Lady Grizel Baillie * Elsie Inglis * Mary Slessor * Jane Carlyle * Marie Stopes * Nan Shepherd * Leila Aboulela * Winnie Ewing * Muriel Spark * Liz Lochhead * Jackie Kay * Ali Smith * Nicola Sturgeon

The Pen is Mightier than the Penis Words for the Wise from the World's Greatest Female Writers

The Pen is Mightier than the Penis Words for the Wise from the World's Greatest Female Writers

Author: Quadrille Publishing Ltd Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2020

For nasty women everywhere, The Pen is Mightier than the Penis is a feminist quote book celebrating female writers throughout the centuries, from Sappho to Margaret Atwood. Find the perfect comeback for those infuriating 'you're not a feminist, are you?' dinner party moments, as well as words for any occasion: this is a must for any self-respecting feminist's bookshelf.

Criminal Child And Other Essays

Criminal Child And Other Essays

Author: Jean Genet, Jeffrey Zuckerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2020

Views of Jeopardy

Views of Jeopardy

Author: Jack Gilbert, Dudley Fitts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2020

A collection that illuminates everyday experience, Views of Jeopardy is the 58th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets In an essay on his own work in 19 New American Poets of the Golden Gate, Jack Gilbert writes that I am by nature drawn to exigence, compression, selection. . . . One of the special pleasures in poetry for me is accomplishing a lot with the least means possible. Gilbert's poetry is distinguished by sparse lyricism, forthright clarity of tone, and controlled emotion regarding everyday life and relationships. In his foreword to Views ofJeopardy, Fitts identifies the origins of this approach, calling Gilbert's abrupt hard mode of expression the result of preoccupation with alienation from one's kind, the painful throwing back of the artist upon himself, the compulsive elaboration of the details of a personal myth.

The Discourses Reflections on History, Sufism, Theology, and Literature-Volume One

The Discourses Reflections on History, Sufism, Theology, and Literature-Volume One

Author: al-Hasan al-Yusi Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Wide-ranging essays on Moroccan history, Sufism, and religious life Al-Hasan al-Yusi was arguably the most influential and well-known Moroccan intellectual figure of his generation. In 1084/1685, at the age of roughly fifty-four, and after a long and distinguished career, this Amazigh scholar from the Middle Atlas began writing a collection of short essays on a wide variety of subjects. Completed three years later and gathered together under the title Discourses on Language and Literature (al-Muhadarat fi l-adab wa-l-lughah), they offer rich insight into the varied intellectual interests of an ambitious and gifted Moroccan scholar, covering subjects as diverse as genealogy, theology, Sufism, history, and social mores. In addition to representing the author's intellectual interests, The Discourses also includes numerous autobiographical anecdotes, which offer valuable insight into the history of Morocco, including the transition from the Saadian to the Alaouite dynasty, which occurred during al-Yusi's lifetime. Translated into English for the first time, The Discourses offers readers access to the intellectual landscape of the early modern Muslim world through an author who speaks openly and frankly about his personal life and his relationships with his country's rulers, scholars, and commoners.

Chinese Funerary Biographies An Anthology of Remembered Lives

Chinese Funerary Biographies An Anthology of Remembered Lives

Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2020

Tens of thousands of epitaphs, or funerary biographies, survive from imperial China. Engraved on stone and placed in a grave, they typically focus on the deceased's biography and exemplary words and deeds, expressing the survivors' longing for the dead. These epitaphs provide glimpses of the lives of women, men who did not leave a mark politically, and children-people who are not well documented in more conventional sources such as dynastic histories and local gazetteers. This anthology of translations makes available funerary biographies covering nearly two thousand years, from the Han dynasty through the nineteenth century, selected for their value as teaching material for courses in Chinese history, literature, and women's studies as well as world history. Because they include revealing details about personal conduct, families, local conditions, and social, cultural, and religious practices, these epitaphs illustrate ways of thinking and the realities of daily life. Most can be read and analyzed on multiple levels, and they stimulate investigation of topics such as the emotional tenor of family relations, rituals associated with death, Confucian values, women's lives as written about by men, and the use of sources assumed to be biased. These biographies will be especially effective when combined with more readily available primary sources such as official documents, religious and intellectual discourses, and anecdotal stories, promising to generate provocative discussion of literary genre, the ways historians use sources, and how writers shape their accounts.

Chinese Funerary Biographies An Anthology of Remembered Lives

Chinese Funerary Biographies An Anthology of Remembered Lives

Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2020

Tens of thousands of epitaphs, or funerary biographies, survive from imperial China. Engraved on stone and placed in a grave, they typically focus on the deceased's biography and exemplary words and deeds, expressing the survivors' longing for the dead. These epitaphs provide glimpses of the lives of women, men who did not leave a mark politically, and children-people who are not well documented in more conventional sources such as dynastic histories and local gazetteers. This anthology of translations makes available funerary biographies covering nearly two thousand years, from the Han dynasty through the nineteenth century, selected for their value as teaching material for courses in Chinese history, literature, and women's studies as well as world history. Because they include revealing details about personal conduct, families, local conditions, and social, cultural, and religious practices, these epitaphs illustrate ways of thinking and the realities of daily life. Most can be read and analyzed on multiple levels, and they stimulate investigation of topics such as the emotional tenor of family relations, rituals associated with death, Confucian values, women's lives as written about by men, and the use of sources assumed to be biased. These biographies will be especially effective when combined with more readily available primary sources such as official documents, religious and intellectual discourses, and anecdotal stories, promising to generate provocative discussion of literary genre, the ways historians use sources, and how writers shape their accounts.

Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown The Literary Magazine and Other Writings, 1801-1807

Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown The Literary Magazine and Other Writings, 1801-1807

Author: Michael C. Cohen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) was a key writer of the revolutionary era and early U.S. republic, known for his landmark novels and other writings in a variety of genres. The Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown presents all of Brown's non-novelistic writings-letters, political pamphlets, fictions, periodical writings, historical writings, and poety-in a seven-volume scholarly set. This series' volumes are edited to the highest scholarly standards and will bear the seal of the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions (MLA-CSE). The Literary Magazine and Other Writings, volume 3 of the series, presents a selection of Brown's published writings between 1801 and 1807. The majority of the volume is devoted to texts that appeared in The Literary Magazine, and American Register, which Brown edited from October 1803 to December 1807, through fifty-one issues. The volume also includes a number of additional non-fiction pieces that Brown wrote during this period: a significant review essay in the 1801 American Review, and Literary Journal; a series of articles in the 1802 Port Folio; and a biographical sketch of Brown's late brother-in-law, John Blair Linn, which was published with Linn's book-length poem Valerian in 1805. The majority of these texts have not been in print since the early nineteenth century, and never have they been accorded this level of textual and editorial scrutiny.

Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown The Literary Magazine and Other Writings, 1801-1807

Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown The Literary Magazine and Other Writings, 1801-1807

Author: Michael C. Cohen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2020

Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) was a key writer of the revolutionary era and early U.S. republic, known for his landmark novels and other writings in a variety of genres. The Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown presents all of Brown's non-novelistic writings-letters, political pamphlets, fictions, periodical writings, historical writings, and poety-in a seven-volume scholarly set. This series' volumes are edited to the highest scholarly standards and will bear the seal of the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions (MLA-CSE). Poems, volume 7 of the series, is the first comprehensive collection of the poetry of Charles Brockden Brown (1771- 1810), one of the earliest professional writers in U.S. history. While Brown is well known as a novelist, his poetry has never before been collected, and many of the works included in this book appear in print for the first time in 200 years. The Committee on Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association has awarded the volume a seal of certification as an MLA Approved Scholarly Edition. Each edited text has a detailed textual note providing publication history, provenance, and information on attribution, along with extensive scholarly annotations. A historical introduction locates the poems in Brown's biography, the print culture of the Revolutionary Atlantic world, and the literary history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, while a textual essay provides full bibliographical information on the sources for all copy-texts, as well as an extensive description of the editorial protocols. The volume therefore promises to reshape our understanding of professional literary writing in the period after the American Revolution.

Conversations with Dorothy Allison

Conversations with Dorothy Allison

Author: Mae Miller Claxton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Since the publication of her groundbreaking novel, Bastard out of Carolina, Dorothy Allison (b. 1949) has been known-as with Larry Brown and Lee Smith-as a purveyor of the working-class, contemporary South. Allison has frequently used her position, through passionate lectures and enthusiastic interviews, to give voice to issues dear to her: poverty, working-class life, domestic violence, feminism and women's relationships, the contemporary South, and gay/lesbian life. Often called a writer-rock star and a cult icon, Allison is a true performer of the written word. At the same time, Allison also takes the craft of writing very seriously. In this collection, spanning almost two decades, Allison the performer and Allison the careful craftsperson both emerge, creating a portrait of a complex woman. In the absence of a biography of Allison's life, Conversations with Dorothy Allison presents Allison's perspectives on her life, literature, and her conflicted role as a public figure.

The Black Prairie Archives An Anthology

The Black Prairie Archives An Anthology

Author: Karina Vernon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

The Black Prairie Archives: An Anthology recovers a new regional archive of black prairie literature, and includes writing that ranges from work by nineteenth-century black fur traders and pioneers, all of it published here for the first time, to contemporary writing of the twenty-first century. This anthology establishes a new black prairie literary tradition and transforms inherited understandings of what prairie literature looks and sounds like. It collects varied and unique work by writers who were both conscious and unconscious of themselves as black writers or as prairie people. Their letters, recipes, oral literature, autobiographies, rap, and poetry- provide vivid glimpses into the reality of their lived experiences and give meaning to them. The book includes introductory notes for each writer in non-specialist language, and notes to assist readers in their engagement with the literature. This archive and its supporting text offer new scholarly and pedagogical possibilities by expanding the nation's and the region's archives. They enrich our understanding of black Canada by bringing to light the prairies' black histories, cultures, and presences.

Dedalus Book of Polish Fantasy

Dedalus Book of Polish Fantasy

Author: Wiesiek Powaga Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019